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days after performing at the inauguration festivities for obama in washington. it grew so loud, president obama visited his home town to address this epidemic, to add his voice, and in the audience behind the president was 14-year-old destiny warren. she came because like so many others, she was tired of losing classmates, neighbors, friends. sadly though, tonight, destiny warren has lost far more. sadder still, she's not alone. in the world she lives in, the world she and so many others are trying to change, it seems tragically that enough is never enough. the report from ted rowlands. >> hey, chicago. >> no one listening to president obama had any reason to think they were anything but part of the solution to the problem of gun violence plaguing the city of chicago. least of all, destiny warren, but just a few hours later, she was involved in the worst possible way. when her sister, 18-year-old jenay was shot and killed in this alley in north chicago. >> all this gun violence is going on here. you never think it will be your child. this is the hardest thing for me in my life.
this year than last year. you would think listening to obama-- only in washington when you spend more money year to year is that doom and gloom and a cut. >> sean, was this when bush-- when bush-- >> i don't want to hear about bush, bush is out of office five years and get over it. >> i don't remember this outrage when he was outspending the previous seven presidents. >> sean: he never-- excuse me, the-- go ahead, dana. >> if bush did it so bad, why is he constantly used as an excuse for everything that president obama did. i thought he ran on a platform of change. >> and we go back to bush and i'm saying that there's some hypocrisy going on because it's okay when he did it and not okay when obama did it. >> bush gave us 4 trillion in debt over eight years and obama gave us 6 trillion in four years and now obama the candidate says-- >> and two wars and had to-- >> irresponsible and unpatriotic. is obama unpatriotic? >> no, the real problem, you've got the republicans in the house are not admitting or nothing that they propose takes into the-- into account that there is a democratic senate a
. >>> i'm bret baier in washington. the big story here, president obama continued optimism a deal can be reached to avoid sequester. judging what is happening in washington is there reason for the optimism? president weighs in a week away from the automatic reduction and raid of federal spending growth. a week from the sequester, the administration is embarking op a national tour to promote aid and spending. senator is calling for it to be cap selled. should drones be used in miles per hour air space? if so, should they be for surveillance or armed? oscar pistorius will be free on bail until the trial in the valentine's day'shooting death of his girlfriend. he is charged with first degree murder. ♪ ♪ >> greg: so columnist for slate, the website, not the mote foric rock wants the airline ples to stop reclining in their seat. dan thinks it's rude but blames the airlines saying they recline in their seats because the seats recline. why do the seats recline? wouldn't it be better if they didn't? yes, they paid him to write that. seeking comfort, he thinks someone else has to give up t
the president wants to hire people, to hire i.r.s. agents to enforce obama-care. that part -- >> washington is not getting bigger. the size has gotten smaller under president obama. c'mon action that's an absolute fact. >> james, has the government gotten larger or smaller? i'm talking about the federal government, jim. >> federal payrolls outside of post office have gone up about 12% since the recession began. outside the post office, they're up about 10% to 12%. >> that's a big number. state and local government workers have shrunk, have they not? >> they have balanced budget requirements action so when the stimulus ran out, they've had to cut back, but the federal government, we're putting about 40% of the budget on the credit card. so no real economy there. >> thanks for reminding me. james, thank you very much. we appreciate it. >>> now, 50 million in diamonds stolen in brussels. how about that? a braising robbery that looks like an inside job. what could be the heist of the century. that's next up on kudlow. (music throughout) why turbo? trust us. it's just better to be in front. the
and jam crane, a major democratic donor. mr. obama due back in washington tonight. not only will facebook probably not pay a penny in federal and state taxes for all of 2012, the social media giant expects a federal tax refund of -- are you ready? $430 million. wow. here's why. facebook reported about $1 paraleg $1 billion in pretax dollars last year but gets to rely on stock options it awards to executives. it's perfectly legal. >>> an air force bomber jacket worn by jfk is a top seller of kennedy family memorabilia. the leather jacket has the presidential patch on it. it fetched $629,000. other items included a birthday card from john john to his dad and a marked up itinerary for the slain president's 1963 trip to dallas. relatives found the items at the ho home of one of jfk's special assistants. >>> a new report by "usa today" is uncovering serious problems with a multimillion dollar army program. the program calls itself the human terrain system. it's designed to help american troops better understand and interact with people in countries where they're stationed, to win the hearts an
unharmed. >>> his vacation now over, president obama diving right back into the world of washington politics. in the next hour, the president is scheduled to speak about those automatic spending cuts, set to take place next friday unless congress tankes some sor of action. christine romans joins me to break down how we could potentially feel these cuts if something isn't done. good morning. >> good morning, carol. the first question is what is the sequester, this wonky, horrible budget washington word you keep hearing. it's a fancy word for budget cuts, forced budget cuts. you could also think of the sequester as the "or else." last year it was decided we had to get our budget deficit under control, democrats and republicans together, or else, or else we would have these draconian spending cuts start the beginning part of this year. they didn't get their budget act together and this is the or else, the big budget cuts that are automatically going to happen. it's really frustrating, carol, because this was never -- these were never supposed to happen. this was supposed to be somethin
. but first up with the sequester cuts over a week away, the washington blame game has already begun. my next guest says expect president obama to try and blame republicans for the sequester, of course, and the media will play along. but i think the gop's got a message problem. i think they're playing too much obama austerity and not enough economic growth for the private sector. but let's talk. here now is brent bozell founder and president of the media research center and welcome back our panelist jared bernstein and nan hayworth. i'm going to read some of the adjectives. they're basically doing, this is the foot stool lap dog thing. jobs and the economy going down, public safety going down, and so forth and so on. we know that, but brent, i want to ask you. this is a tough one. is the gop going to survive this obama onslaught? >> boy, good question. three things are going on here. first, it is the obama administration serial dishonesty. i can't believe how dishonest these people are where they are blaming the republicans for their own idea. this sequester was their idea. they sold pelosi a
launched by karl rove launching a new video called obama's mess. >> you're in washington and sequestration are a bad idea. are you willing to see a bunch of first responders lose their jobs. teachers laid off. senior, airport security. scrambling to find child care, and vaccinations and cancer screenings, a bad idea, a booed idea. >> the sequester was the administration's idea. >> they were president obama's idea. >> the so-called sequester was the president's idea and signed it into law. >> the white house recommended it and back in august. >> and it seems like every three months around here, there's some manufacturing crisis. >> from our new york city mayor rudy guiliani joins us, good evening, mayor. >> good evening, greta. how are you. >> i'm well. i assume this video was put out to poke a little fun at the president and bob woodward by the way, put online that the president and jack lew had it wrong that it was the president and administration's idea to come up with sequestration, what difference does it make? >> the president has created this doomsday scenario in order to, you know,
out of washington, dc, and especially from president obama, is a very schizophrenic political game. if you understand the whole idea about sequester came from the white house, and we know that for a fact because according to the press secretary, according to senator bachus and bob worldy, and then in 2011 said he would veto any plan to avoid the sequester. and then in 2012 he said the sequester could not happen. now he comes back from playing golf with tiger woods, he has his conference and starts with the fear mongering and the threats. it's very simple, neil. there are two pieces of legislation that will replace the sequester with very real spending cuts that we passed last year in the house of representatives, hr5652 and hr6684. but you also talk about something that we all must realize. until we move away from the baseline budget system where we have an increase and basically talking about cutting the increase, we'll never get to the real problem in wbc. >> when i looked at what the republican strategy was on this, sit this out, wait the president out, continue with their vacat
at this front page story as we did in the washington times today. quote, obama agenda is risky for red state democrats. guy cecil has good news for democrats. he pulled a rabbit, rather a donkey, out of his hat last year when the democrats gained seats. actually gained seats in a year that looked like a sure loser for democrats. that's his job to pull off another miracle and hang onto the senate. maggie has beenerman is at politi politico, a senior politico reporter. this is important although it's a year and a half off, people want to know how obama is going to make it. is he going to put points on the board, immigration reform, something on gun safety. he be likes to talk about himself being a center left version i think of a ronald reagan meaning he wants to get into the history books. the question is can he do it with a republican house? probably not. he's hoping to switch it. let's talk about the senate, however. a lot of people in the democratic party are lucky to be in the senate because they don't match up with the way those states vote in presidential elections. is this a danger? >>
in washington. the republicans called obama's bluff on this one. fine, you want defense cuts, fine. we want some cuts. i think when the market looks at it, you know, stag nated employment numbers, terrible gdp numbers. we need something in the markets to grasp onto. >> they must realize these cuts, even though they're being presented as draconian are just a spit in the ocean. they're nothing. >> compared to the overall net worth. >> something is better than nothing. >> it's better to do a little something than nothing, and i think the markets want something to grab onto. at this point, hey, finally we're seeing a cut which is something good in the markets seem to like that. >> they like a back bone than no better back bone at all. >> so good with the rhyming. >> i know. jesse jackson, watch out. jonathan, thanks, buddy. >>> what's going on in washington is truly outrageous. it's time to shake things up. >> all right. you really have to love your country a lot to risk embarrassing yourself a lot, but that guy in the white wig figured it's a silly dance. we'll get people talking about all this spe
save $50 on a droid razr maxx hd by motorola. >>> i'm bret baier in washington. the big story here is president obama's latest appeal to avoid sequestions ration. tonight on "special report," the president used first responders as a backdrop to talk about dangers of letting automatic cut in spending grow take effect a week from friday, calling at it meat cleaver approach that could harm the economy. something else harming economy, cyber attacks. security, perts point the finger at china. we look at the evidence and talk with someone who spent years with the agency. ted cruz is getting attention. the freshman republican is accused of mccarthyism of the interrogation of chuck hagel. is this the early stages of cruz derangen't syndrome? we look at the fine print of deal to send pred over the drones to the uae. it starts at 6:00 eastern. now back to new york and my colleagues with "the five." ♪ ♪ >> kimberly: you won't believe at columbia university yesterday. students showed up for quantum mechanics class. but instead they got a trip show. it wasn't pretty. if .the physics profess
senator. chief congressial senator mike emanuel reports. >> as washington fights over scheduled spending cuts the obama administration launched a 100-city connecting community tour. beaverton, oregon, was the first stop on february 14. representatives of the white house, department of labor, epa, transportation, and hud were sent to promote federal aid in spending. oklahoma senator tom coburn is urging the administration to cap sell the tour when much is made about the impact of sequestration. in this letter sent thursday to the white house office of management and budget, he wrote it is somewhat surprising therefore for the white house to be headlining a 100 city government spending tour. >> we asked for how many people are going on the tour, what is it going to cost, what are the cities and why are we doing this? this is not for political means to exer bait the effects of the sequester. >> and coburn points out that beaverton have been adept at obtaining federal funds, receiving $2 million in grant and assistance since 2011. at the white house, the press secretary didn't have many deta
in washington is going just the way the democrats hoped it would. republicans defending the wealthy again. president obama out there for the middle class. how can it be so good? >>> also how much have we heard from republicans since the election about how they know they need to change? don't worry, we got the message they keep telling us. check out the names of the next month's conservative political caucus. pailin, lapierre, santorum, newt. i could go on with all these names. >>> later, it feels a bit like the new improved edsall, doesn't it? how the media machine turned a tongue in cheek joke by a reporter into a deliberately misleading story that chuck hagel talked to a nonexistent group called friends of hamas. never happened. no such group. >>> let me finish with a new bipartisan push for marriage equality. this is "hardball," the place for politics. the carful? how about...by the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. let's say you pay your guy around 2% to manage your money. that's not
in the "washington post" obama ruse. it's not that different from what rubio's group is talking about. but republicans can slam obama's plan as some sort of kenyan socialist inspired abdication of sovereignty. >> that's a good one. will laugh at that a week. >> they can blast the provisions on boarder security as laughable. they can describe the absence of a real plan for reforming the legal immigration process as slapdash or unserious or whatever they want to call it. so if the president really wants immigration reform to pass one of the most helpful things he could do is put out his own plan as decoy to draw republican fire while the senate works on bipartisan consensus, which looks suspiciously like what just happened. >> i said when rubio went on fox and other shows,it was a kabuki dance. marco rubio's plan is a great plan, look what he's doing and ignored he's doing it at 95% of what the president is doing. i'm fine. whatever gets you through the night, awesome. but let us not pretend that one of these plans is much different than others because it's just not. >> no, it's not. it
into effect in ten days, what washington is calling the sequester. and keep in mind that plan actually originated in the obama white house but was approved by the house and the senate. in front of a sea of first responders in washington, the president today lashed out at republicans in congress saying if legislators don't come to an agreement, emergency services will take a hit. that was just one of a number of possible consequences the president listed off if the cuts are allowed to begin march 1st. he talked about fewer police and firefighters, longer airport security lines, lost jobs, criminals going free, teachers being laid off. democrats in the senate have proposed replacing the forced spending cuts with reduced defense spending and add to agriculture subsidies and more tax revenue for millionaires, but house republicans have rejected any increased taxes as solution. here's what the president had to say today about that. >> so far at least the idea is that the republicans have proposed asks nothing of the wealthiest americans or biggest corporations, so the burden is all on first
think we have to be honest. let us not be deceived. nixon, bush, obama, they're war criminals. >> juan: joining us now from washington, d.c., co-founder of code pink, an antiwar group that disrupted the senate hearings over c.i.a. nominee john brennan. a war criminal? really? >> i think we have to acknowledge that there are the killing of thousands of people, hundreds of them children that this drone policy is terrorizing entire populations. i was recently in pakistan and saw what it's like for people to be living under drones 24 hours a day and the fear that instills in people and that this has become the best recruiting tool for extremist organizations and is making us less safe here at home. so i think it's important to speak out and call for a change in the policy. >> slow down. wait a second. how is it making us less safe at home to kill people who want to kill us? to kill terrorists? >> we can only identify 2% of the thousands of people we've killed, juan. every time we kill innocent people, we are creating new recruits for al-qaeda. people have told us that in pakistan, they've
of this fact. in an op-ed in the wall street journal, in a bit of irony president obama stood with first responders who could lose their jobs if the policy goes into effect. and most americans are just hearing about this washington creation for the first time. and the sequester, what they may not realize from mr. obama's statement is that it's a product of the president's own failed leadership and the speaker is absolutely right. we've been prominent members of the democratic party and even they are pointing the finger where it belongs, at obama. >> the president's part of the sequester. and the white house recommended it frankly back in august of 2011 and now we're feeling the effects of it. now, i don't want to say that the president solely it's not, it's the president and the congress. >> sean: and joining me, juan williams and david limbaugh. let's see, bob woodward, max baucus and go back to 2011, juan williams, and listen to the president speaking in what he now views in apocalyptic terms and he supported it. watch. >> already some in congress are trying to undo these automatic spe
for what's going on right now. president obama is to blame for demagoguing washington monumenting, the small 1% cuts are going to be on the most important things and republicans to blame for acting like military cuts are the huge job creator. the truth is both are hugely to blame for not handling big issues, big problems addressing this as one big deficit reduction package. not this small little force cut project. >> we've all played the blame game ourselves. i didn't want to be accused of being a hypocrite. that standoff continues on spending cuts. there are signs are common ground on marriage equality on display in this new ad from the respect for marriage coalition. >> none of wus want to be told we can't marry the person we love. growing majority of americans believe it's time to allow marriage for gay and lesbian couples. >> when couples are committed they ought to have the same rights everyone else has. >> allowing them to live together with the protection of the law it seems to me is the way we should move in this country. >> freedom means freedom for everyone. >> it featur
that he may have attacked her before the shooting. president obama is going back to washington after playing a round of golf with tiger woods. taking lessons from wood's former coach. they teed off and president went 27 holes and shot somewhere in the 80s. >> brand-new details emerging about the pope's health one week after he announced his resignation. they say his hearing has deteriorated and appears to have gone blind in his left eye. he got heart surgery and he is set to step down next month. >> danica patrick is the very first woman to win the pole at the daytona 500. she will start in the first position and jeff gordon will start second. she topped 196 miles an hour. >> i think it just shows what a great organization it is. when you put a good group of people together what can happen. >> and fox and friends is going to be live in the daytona 500 that is next week. >> congratulations to her she is a b the program. it's noisy, i've been there. today is officially known as washington's birthday but because we put them altogether, it's now known as presidents' day. we have some fac
into here in washington, president obama is doing an end around the national press today. he's taking questions from local tv stations, blaming congress for doing nothing to avoid these forced spending cuts scheduled to take effect in just nine days. so what kind of cuts is the president willing to take? jim acosta confronted the white house press secretary today with that question. jim is joining us now. how did it go? >> reporter: wolf, here we go again. the white house and congress move one day closer to the massive forced spending cuts that go into effect at the end of next week. and even though they both agree it's a problem, they are both busy blaming each other to fix it. the white house sounding the alarm. poor children will be tossed out of classrooms, health services will be slashed, border security will be compromised and the economy will take a hit if forced budgets cuts begin to happen on march 1st and the obama administration says republicans will be to blame. >> the pleas that the republicans are making are throw these people out of work. it's just -- it makes no sense.
in washington. >> john mccain is now using those very words, taking his criticism of the obama administration to a new level. this is all about the deadly attack on u.s. diplomats in benghazi, libya from last year. let's bring in barbara star. where is all this heading now? >> it is stepping up once again. the debate over what happened in benghazi this past week already slowed down senate confirmation for chuck hagel at the pentagon to be secretary of defense. john brennan to take over at cia and senator john mccain again and still wants answers from the administration about it all. a congressional hearing -- >> you ought to have your facts straight. >> after congressional hearing. >> who is responsible now? >> john mccain challenges the white house on his response to benghazi. now he is going further on nbc's "meet the press." >> there many, many questions and we had a massive cover up. >> you said there is a cover up? a cover up of what? >> i will be glad to send you a list of the questions that have not been answered. >> the white house said it has given answers. conducted 20 briefings for
. look at the front page of "usa today." we'll start there. new polling is showing that president obama has a strong lead over congressional republicans on a host of big issues playing out right now in washington. that's according to the you in noons from "usa today" and pew research center. 45% of those polled say they support the president's approach to cutting the federal deficit. 38% support republicans, even a majority of republican voters endorse tax hikes as well as spending cuts. on gun reform, the president's approach polls six points higher than that of the gop. the poll also finds less than one-third of americans would blame the president if the sequester cuts kick in. nearly half of all americans would blame republicans. and on immigration, half of those polled say the president is taking the right approach. 33% endorse how republicans are tackling the issue. >> so james, if i'm still congressman in northwest florida and somebody hands me this and says, you're in trouble. i'm in trouble. i may get 79% instead of 80% of the vote, but that's what's running the republican brand
in washington. john, this is part after constant drum beat from the white house and his team, obama's team that if we go through the sequester, it is bad, bad, bad. >> exactly right, simon. who what the white house is doing is a steady application of pressure on republicans in congress hoping this he will accept ultimately tax increases as part of a budget deal. ray whlahood, former republicanf congress, walked into the briefing room and said you may not see the effects immediately but they will be very real and build over time. here is ray lahood. >> it will ripple across the country. cuts mean preventative maintenance and quick repair of runway equipment may not be possible which could lead to more delays. >> what you heard was a hundred small airport towers could be shut down. control towers because of lack of funding. you will see 90-minute delays. furloughs every week. visitors centers, rest rooms, garbage cans won't be serviced as efficiently as they are now. again, they are trying to build a ground swell of outrage against what will happen. put pressure on republicans. republicans s
just ten days away from washington's latest deadline for forced spending cuts, otherwise known by the distinctly unsexy and misused word, sequester. today, president obama said again something must be done. >> so these cuts are not smart. they are not fair. they will hurt our economy. they will add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment rolls. this is not an abstraction. people will lose their jobs. >> so there are two solutions. number one, lawmakers find another way to punt, ie, delay the cuts for another few months or two, actually come up with a major plan to slash the debt. number two is not going to happen. the punt, i kind of like. anyway, that won't happen. number one has a decent chance. number one has failed, too. after all, the feared forced cuts are only 2.5% of projected total federal spending. we have an economics professor at nyu and former director of the congressional budget office. at this point, are the cuts inevitable? why is the president still talking about it? >> well, we're ten days away and it seems like the republicans really don't want
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